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The International Forum for Democratic Studies at the National Endowment for Democracy provides fellows a stimulating environment for research and offers new perspectives on a range of challenges faced by developing and established democracies alike.

International Forum

Applications Open Summer 2022

The deadline for the 2022-2023 fellowship cycle has passed. The next call for applications will be in Summer 2022.

How to Apply

The Four Pillars of the Fellowship

Since 2001

we've hosted over 300 fellows from more than 90 countries.

Library Resources at NED

The Democracy Resource Center (DRC) offers a collection of over 20,000 democracy publications including electronic resources, books, journals, and grantee reports. The DRC staff assists fellows in navigating the extensive library resources at NED and connects fellows with other research institutions.

Visit the Library's Website

Research Associates

Research associates help fellows organize and develop ideas through writing and editorial assistance, facilitating outreach to organizations in the D.C. area, and discussing the shape and direction of fellows’ research projects. RAs also play a vital role in acquainting fellows with life in D.C.

Fellows Discuss Research